1973 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1973 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates 31 May - 10 June
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  England (6th title)
Runners-up  East Germany
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Bulgaria
Spain 1972
Sweden 1974

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1973 Final Tournament was held in Italy.

Qualification[edit]

Groups 1-4[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Malta  1–5  Austria 1–1 0–4
Luxembourg  2–3  Iceland 2–1 0–2
Republic of Ireland  3–1  Sweden 2–1 1–0
Finland  0–1  Norway 0–0 0–1

Group 5[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 5
 Portugal 4 2 0 2 5 7 –2 4
 Spain 4 1 1 2 7 7 0 3


Portugal  2–1  Spain
Spain  3–1  Portugal
Belgium  2–1  Spain
Belgium  3–1  Portugal
Spain  2–2  Belgium
Portugal  1–0  Belgium

Group 6[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 4 2 2 0 5 2 +3 6
 Poland 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 4
 Netherlands 4 0 2 2 2 6 –4 2


Netherlands  0–0  Germany
Netherlands  1–2  Poland
Germany  1–1  Netherlands
Poland  0–1  Germany
Poland  3–0  Netherlands
Germany  3–1  Poland

Group 7[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Scotland 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 5
 France 4 2 0 2 6 7 –1 4
 Wales 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 3


Wales  1–1  Scotland
Scotland  1–0  Wales
Wales  2–1  France
France  0–3  Scotland
Scotland  2–4  France
France  1–0  Wales

Group 8[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 4 2 2 0 5 2 +3 6
 Greece 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 5
 Yugoslavia 4 0 1 3 2 6 –4 1


Yugoslavia  1–2  Greece
Romania  0–0  Yugoslavia
Greece  2–1  Yugoslavia
Greece  0–1  Romania
Romania  2–2  Greece
Yugoslavia  0–2  Romania

Group 9[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 4 3 1 0 8 4 +4 7
 Hungary 4 1 1 2 4 6 –2 3
 Turkey 4 0 2 2 5 7 –2 2


Soviet Union  3–2  Turkey
Turkey  1–1  Hungary
Soviet Union  2–0  Hungary
Turkey  1–1  Soviet Union
Hungary  1–2  Soviet Union
Hungary  2–1  Turkey

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament. Nine teams qualified (Q) and seven teams entered without playing qualification matches.

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Romania 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 4
 Germany 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 2
 Norway 3 0 0 3 2 5 –3 0


31 May Italy  3–1  Romania
Germany  2–1  Norway
2 June Italy  1–0  Norway
Romania  1–0  Germany
4 June Italy  1–0  Germany
Romania  2–1  Norway

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
 Republic of Ireland 3 1 0 2 3 5 –1 2
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 4 7 –3 0


31 May Soviet Union  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Bulgaria  3–2  Denmark
2 June Soviet Union  1–0  Denmark
Bulgaria  2–0  Republic of Ireland
4 June Republic of Ireland  3–2  Denmark
Bulgaria  1–1  Soviet Union

Group C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 5
 Belgium 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 4
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 2 5 –3 2
 Iceland 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 0


31 May England  2–0  Iceland
Belgium  2–0   Switzerland
2 June England  2–0   Switzerland
Iceland  1–1  Belgium
4 June England  0–0  Belgium
Switzerland   2–1  Iceland

Group D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 5
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
 Austria 3 0 2 1 2 4 –2 2


31 May Austria  1–1  East Germany
Czechoslovakia  1–0  Scotland
2 June East Germany  3–1  Scotland
Austria  1–1  Czechoslovakia
4 June East Germany  3–2  Czechoslovakia
Scotland  2–0  Austria

Semifinals[edit]

7 June 1973 (1973-06-07)
England  1 – 0  Italy
7 June 1973 (1973-06-07)
East Germany  1 – 0  Bulgaria

Third Place Match[edit]

10 June 1973 (1973-06-10)
Italy  1 – 0  Bulgaria

Final[edit]

10 June 1973 (1973-06-10)
England  3 – 2
(aet)
 East Germany


 1973 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

England
Sixth title

External links[edit]